Margot Livesey in conversation with Sam Chang Book Matters Event

Event date: 
Monday, February 19, 2024 - 7:00pm

Please join us with the UIowa Office of the Vice President for Research for a special reading and reception as part of the Book Matters Series, celebrating Writers' Workshop Faculty member and New York Times bestselling author Margot Livesey. Livesey will read from her new novel, The Road From Belhaven, and be joined in conversation by Workshop Director Sam Chang.   “Margot Livesey shines bright, as always – giving us both the beauty of the world and the roiling tumult of the souls within it. Bewitching and seductive, The Road from Belhaven is a vision.” —Rebecca Makkai

Luminous and transporting, The Road from Belhaven once again displays “the marvelous control of a writer who conjures equally well the tangible, sensory world . . . and the mysteries, stranger and wilder, that flicker at the border of that world.” —The Boston Globe


Margot Livesey was born and grew up on the edge of the Scottish Highlands. She is the author of a collection of stories and nine other novels, including Eva Moves the Furniture, The Flight of Gemma Hardy, and The Boy in the Field. She has received awards from the NEA, the Guggenheim Foundation and the Radcliffe Institute. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts and is on the faculty of the Iowa Writers' Workshop.

Lan Samantha Chang is the Iowa Writers’ Workshop program director and Elizabeth M. Stanley Professor in the Arts. She is the author of The Family Chao, Inheritance, and All Is Forgotten, Nothing Is Lost. Her work has been translated into nine languages, and she has earned numerous awards and fellowships. She lives in Iowa City.

Reception in the café following the event.

Event address: 
15 S Dubuque St
Iowa City, IA 52240
The Road from Belhaven: A novel By Margot Livesey Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593537046
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Knopf - February 6th, 2024

From the New York Times best-selling author of The Flight of Gemma Hardy, a novel about a young woman whose gift of second sight complicates her coming of age in late-nineteenth-century Scotland